tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1300 1400
14th Century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica two-handled bowl, painted in manganese and green, with, on the inside a wavy armed cross separating four trefoil leaves.
Pale reddish-buff earthenware, the interior tin-glazed greyish-cream, the exterior lead-glazed yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 35. Circular with deep curved sides and incurved rim, disk base and two broad strap handles with a deep thumb print at the top.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, is a wavy-armed cross with short green strokes over each arm, separating four trefoil leaves cross-hatched in manganese; below the rim, a green chain with a manganese band above.
Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
Orvieto, pottery, city
Umbria, pottery, region
Italy, pottery, country
lead-glazing; exterior; base unglazed
lead-glaze; exterior; base unglazed
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese and copper-green
pale reddish-buff earthenware, the interior tin-glazed greyish-cream, the exterior lead-glazed yellowish-brown, base unglazed; painted in manganese and copper-green.
height, whole, 9.5, cm
diameter, base, 9.4, cm
width, whole, 26.4, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
H.S.Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 72
Publ. p. 72, no. 120
Fiocco, Carola. Gherardi, Gabriella. 1988. Ceramiche Umbre dal Medioevo allo Storicismo, Parte Prima, Orvieto e Deruta.Faenza:
Source Title: MICF, Catalogo generale delle raccolte 5 I ()
p. p. 224
Cf. Club-shaped leaves occur on a two-handled bowl of different form in the MICF, p. 224, no. 95.
Object Number: C.86-1991
(record id: 47809; input: 2002-05-16; modified: 2012-10-10)